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Marte Era begins in the Shadow of the Doll Hut 104-107 247

The World Famous Linda’s Doll Hut in Anaheim is noted mostly for beginnings. Its where SLF and I met while her band was playing. (A better trailer for the doll hut)

The Marte era begins. I really think this will be the last watchable A’s baseball for a while. 6 down to houston, 2 up on seattle, 3 on new york, 4 on toronto (assuming a win today).

Dontrell Willis is on the teevee

marte in center

Montas v Bundy
Bassitt v Sandoval
Irvin v Barria
Kaprilian v Ohtani Reid Detmers

247 thoughts on “Marte Era begins in the Shadow of the Doll Hut 104-107

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 6:41 pm

    Canha got away with that

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 6:43 pm || Up

      Big time. Scioscia’s gonna have him drilled in the ribs next chance he gets.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 6:43 pm

    Dontrelle in the booth, Ed you’ve been advocating this a long time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 6:44 pm || Up

      he already made a mild swear (hell)

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    • mikeA Jul 30,2021 12:51 pm || Up

      I thought he did a nice job.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 1:31 pm || Up

        Agreed. Took him a few innings to learn you can’t talk over the end of your partner’s sentences the way you can in the studio, then he adjusted and was great. Glen OTOH struck me as a bit patronizing.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 1:04 pm || Up

        Something you probably won’t say about Shooty today. What the hell is he doing in that chair?

        (The game is also on FS1 if you can’t handle Shooty.)

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 1:11 pm || Up

          Shooty’s arms are pretty impressive though. Really filling out that polo shirt.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 2:20 pm || Up

          My many complaints notwithstanding, it takes a lot to move me off the local TV feed. Shooty has accomplished it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 6:31 pm || Up

      The Hudler Baseball is an amusing addition to Dontrelle’s game.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 6:49 pm

    Ramon! Smacks another terrible pitch from Bundy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 6:52 pm || Up

      hopefully chapman can pick him up

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  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 7:04 pm

    It’s going to be satisfying beating them

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    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 1:19 pm || Up

      For who?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 7:09 pm

    Now any angel gets hit, the pitcher is getting tossed

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  6. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 7:53 pm

    two two strike weak hits

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  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 7:59 pm

    a home run would be nice mark

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  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 8:10 pm

    I don’t like the zone on the teevee, but it seems like A’s don’t get as many strikes as the angels

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  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 8:31 pm

    you guys are missing a frustrating game

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 8:40 pm || Up

      My TV was commandeered by gymnastics fans.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 29,2021 9:00 pm || Up

      I bet the Scioscias are frustrated too.

      TINSTAAFK
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 8:37 pm

    this is fucking ridiculous. quintana has struck out 5 in a row. two outs on balls in the dirt.

    Defense is good, though

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  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 8:40 pm

    montas gets his first generous call anf upton drops his bat in protest

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 8:45 pm || Up

      now stassi complains about a pitch he has been getting all night

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  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 9:00 pm

    Botched pickoff on an 0-2 count gifts the A’s a run. The Angels are bad.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 9:10 pm

    Big league debut with the bases loaded, nice spot Scioscia.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2021 9:11 pm

    hood for that kid, but fuck me this really sucks

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  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2021 9:53 pm

    Nice win

  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2021 9:54 pm

    Marte undefeated in green and gold. Chafin too.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 9:25 am

    Watching USA vs Israel Olympic baseball right now. It’s not live, but still I am confused how Scioscia is able to be there and also in Anaheim.

    Also confusing: no names on the USA uniforms. Come on, man, these guys are hard enough to remember already.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 9:35 am || Up

      Loving the Japanese stretch limo-style bullpen carts though.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • vignette17 Jul 30,2021 9:36 am || Up

      How does/did Nick Allen look?

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 10:01 am || Up

        I picked up the game in the 6th and only saw one Allen AB, a fly out. I gather that he singled and scored earlier.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 10:03 am || Up

      One of those guys (a pitcher) just got traded from the Blue Jays to the Twins for Jose Berrios.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 10:43 am

    Should probably be acknowledged that Iglesias’ glove flip last night was incredible. This is me acknowledging that.

  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 11:33 am

    We are stuck with hoping moreland figures it out and whatever andrus is, yeah?

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 30,2021 11:36 am || Up

      And if good Chappy can show up for a month or 2.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Jul 30,2021 12:01 pm || Up


      Gomes replaces Garcia, obviously.
      Who loses their spot for Harrison? Piscotty? Moreland? Or Brown, because he has options?

      And while it would be better if Harrison were a SS, overall I am pleasantly surprised by the number of holes being filled.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 12:35 pm || Up

        205 innings most recently 2014

        Piscotty is the obvious choice, with Moreland being a close second (brown and moreland are essentially the same with brown being slightly better this year) but i bet the choice is sending brown down

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 12:54 pm || Up

          They’re all bad, but I have a hard time seeing them dump Piscotty with another year left on his contract, and I imagine they’d like to keep Moreland around for his veteraniness. Send down Brown and reassess in a few weeks is probably the move.

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 11:59 am

    Love this for so many reasons, not least because we have our first Brazilian A.

  21. mikeA Jul 30,2021 12:35 pm

    This is really confusing to me. I have no idea where Harrison will go, I guess maybe an every-day version of what Pinder was doing. Hate to say it but some possibility the best use of him to get an uprade could be 3B, but that of course isn’t happening…

    Gomes is good so that’s good, but getting a C seems strange when they’re doing well at that position. Having Gomes/Murphy DH when not catching might make some sense, but not clear that’s an upgrade vs Moreland against Rhp.

    Bullpen still seems like the most obvious need.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 12:43 pm || Up

      Harrison to 2B, Lowrie to DH, Moreland to bench. Gomes is an upgrade on Garcia that is basically free, so why not. Harrison also gives Chapman the occasional day off (or allows Chapman to play shortstop in a pinch???)

      Would love for them to scrape another reliever off the floor somewhere in the next 18 minutes.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 12:46 pm || Up

        this is how I see it. Cuts kemp and moreland playing time

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 12:47 pm || Up

        but if you would have said josh bell instead I think it might have been better

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      • mikeA Jul 30,2021 12:50 pm || Up

        That makes sense.

    • mikeA Jul 30,2021 12:48 pm || Up

      One thing I like is that I’m sort of a believer in low-K hitters for the playoffs, and it now looks like a low K lineup pretty much everywhere except 3B.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 1:02 pm

    Astros traded Myles Straw…do they have a center fielder now? I’m lost.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 1:11 pm || Up

      profar?

      Seriously mateo is probably D’dFA

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 6:22 pm || Up

        Hmm

        • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 1:21 pm || Up

          Maybe they’ll just quit on the season.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 1:09 pm

    “Minor leaguers Junk” describes what the A’s sent to Washington too.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 1:21 pm || Up

      In fairness to the Nat’s, that’s kind of what we have to offer…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 1:13 pm

    With Gibson and Kennedy gone I’ll accept no further losses to Texas this season.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 1:13 pm

    not sure this is a good one for the giants

    Joey El

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  26. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 1:16 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • mikeA Jul 30,2021 1:22 pm || Up

      Ernie Banks
      Kerry Wood
      Joe(I think?) Tinker
      Eric Sogard?
      That kid who broke his arm
      Andre Dawson

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 30,2021 1:24 pm || Up

        I’ll bet most of them are married or dead, so try again!

        And yes Joe Tinker. But instead we can use Frank Chance from Fresno. (Just looked this up and actually born in Salida, which I cant believe someone would admit. But did grow up and go to HS in Fresno.)

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • AV AV Aug 1,2021 9:47 pm || Up

      sammy sosa’s all i got. but that’s probably enough.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 1:49 pm

    Did I miss the big Jerry DiPoto follow up trade that would make it all make sense?

    • colin colin Jul 30,2021 2:00 pm || Up

      They got Diego Castillo from the Rays so now they have a closer again.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 30,2021 2:10 pm || Up

      LOST made more sense…

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 4:16 pm

    If you are on the Cubs or nationals are you sad because no one wanted you?

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 4:44 pm || Up

      You tell yourself it’s because your current team liked you the best. Same delusion that sustained my first marriage.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 4:59 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 4:39 pm

    They could increase payroll by 50K…as a treat.

  30. Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 4:59 pm

    Overall I’m pleased and excited for the next couple months of A’s baseball. They sold low on Luzardo, but honestly his destiny in Oakland was being a bright spot in the next Billy Butler/Trevor Plouffe era that seems likely to commence in this offseason. They have a fighting chance against the Yankees in the final 60 games and there’s always the possibility that one of Houston, Boston or Tampa Bay pulls a 2014 A’s sort of August/September which opens another spot.

    The starting pitching does have to survive the mounting innings test, and that’s going to be a challenge, starting with Kaprielian. Where they will fall short if they make it to October is the bullpen. Man, a healthy Rosenthal returning for the end of the season would have made that group so much better by shoving everybody down one notch to their effective level.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 5:21 pm || Up

      It seems like a reliever could have gotten a lot of bang for the buck

      As for the starting pitching, yeah, I am guessing everyone is in that boat. Seems like bailey and jeffries are going to be at least on the september roster (we get 2 now, yeah?) to get rest.

      Now that you put names (butler/plouffe) on it, maybe I don’t look forward to it

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  31. lenscrafters Jul 30,2021 6:26 pm

    I really like today’s trades. Harrison is needed with Pinder gone for a long time and Pinder has been pretty bad since the beginning of 2020 (playoffs aside). Just look at the lineup tonight where Kemp is starting at 2B against a lefty.

    And I think Garcia is absolutely horrible so any kind of catcher upgrade is appreciated, especially one that may be better than Murphy right now.

    The prospects given up aren’t nothing, but I don’t think any of them are impact level MLB players. Millas’s likely outcome is similar to Jonah Heim’s. Shuman is the type of great control, meh stuff 5th starter type the A’s draft every year. Guasch is more of a wild card but not too concerned about losing a prospect like this for a chance to win right now.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 6:42 pm || Up

      Between the front office actually trying stuff and Ed’s infectious live-for-today optimism I am feeling better about the A’s than I have since mid-May.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 30,2021 6:58 pm || Up

      One interesting bit is that all our decent RH hitters (including Marte now) have reverse splits for their careers (not unusual for the younger hitters), while Gomes and Harrison have both hit lefties hard.

      TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jul 30,2021 7:47 pm || Up

      Just look at the lineup tonight where Kemp is starting at 2B against a lefty.

      Please let tonight be the last night this happens.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 7:48 pm || Up

      Kemp: 2 ABs, 6 runners LOB.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 6:44 pm

    They were always the California Angels to me. I preferred the lower case “a” on the cap and jersey though.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 6:50 pm || Up

      It offends my typographical sensibilities.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 7:06 pm || Up

        I like Vlad’s cap there. Oddly, there was a period where they changed the cap but not the jersey.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Jul 30,2021 7:10 pm || Up

        On the current version, the capital A extends below the other letters. Weird.
        Might need a ruling from AV on this.

        TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV Aug 1,2021 9:52 pm || Up

          the A is below baseline, yes. looks crooked.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 6:44 pm

    Every Olympics one event comes from nowhere to dominate my viewing attention. This year’s surprise winner is archery. Hella fun.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 12:30 pm || Up

      I’m not into the Olympics but I’ll spend Saturday evening watching the final round of the golf. The final group tees off at 7:09 pm Pacific: Xander Schauffele (USA), hometown favorite Hideki Matsuyama (1 back) and England’s Paul Casey (2 back). With threesomes they will be done around midnight. Rory McIlroy (3 back) is in the next to last group.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 1:44 pm || Up

        That’s a good tip, thanks, I’ll get that on the laptop tonight. It’s mostly been too much work for me to accommodate the 15 hour time difference so I’ve defaulted to whatever’s on the six or so cable channels at any time.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 1:48 pm || Up

          If you’re looking for another fringe sport, I can’t recommend watching the table tennis enough. The commentator on the NBC stream will suck you in.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 9:33 pm || Up

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 11:20 am || Up

        This ended up being quite entertaining, very happy for Xander and the other wondertwin.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 12:52 pm || Up

          I dozed off for a few minutes during one of the bronze playoff holes but revived for Morikawa’s bitter end.

          Rory Sabbatini is one of the old veterans who shows up at the PGA event up here (was in south Reno but moved to Truckee last year; I’ll go to the second round this Friday). I followed him for 18 holes one day, and that guy has the foulest mouth I’ve ever heard on the course. His wife was carrying his bag in Tokyo so he probably cleaned it up a little.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 1:50 pm || Up

      The acne-afflicted dweeb from Turkey wins gold with a last shot bullseye, defeating the buff brooding Italian.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 1:24 pm || Up

      Water polo for me.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2021 9:04 am || Up

      I’ve watched bits and pieces of a lot of events. Haven’t gotten totally hooked on anything, but have spent the most time on track and field. Good mix of extremely skinny people seeing who can run the fastest, extremely large people seeing who can throw things farthest, the jumpers, the steeplechase (what a weird event). Usually multiple events going on at the same time, so there is not much downtime. Plus, Gabby Thomas.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2021 9:37 am || Up

        I’m really enjoying watching the track and field sessions on the world feed, rather than with NBC announcers. Lack of obsessive focus on American athletes, and full attention to all events, is wonderful.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2021 9:44 am || Up

          Just after I sent this comment, I was watching the replay of the medal ceremony for the amazing Puerto Rican hurdler, and heard the world feed Ian tell us we were about to hear “the national anthem of Costa Rica.” So it’s not exactly perfect.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 7:41 am || Up

          Ian during the medal ceremony for the Norwegian who won the epic men’s 400 hurdles: “Cometh the hour, cometh the Viking.”

          I dunno, man.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2021 10:02 am || Up

            On the whole the track commentators have been some of my faves across all events. And I’ve seen some folks compare Warholm’s run to Bob Belmont and Usain Bolt in epic terms

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 10:34 am || Up

              I’m only the most casual of “athletics” fans, but it was pretty astonishing to me watching live. He ran away for the first half of the race, the American nearly caught up to him on the final straightaway, and then he ran away again to win comfortably, even while the American was beating the previous world record.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2021 11:23 am || Up

                Three of the four fastest times in world history were run in that final.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2021 9:09 am || Up

            Now we got “cometh the hour, cometh the Canadian.” Ian needs a new cliche.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 3:44 pm || Up

      Currently live is the downright psycho 10K open water swim. Best bit so far is there’s a point where people on the shore hold long sticks out that look kind of like a church collection basket with a bottle or cup of energy drink at the end of it as the swimmers go by. There’s a flag on each stick and the swimmers grab theirs and pound it while doing a few meters of one-armed backstroke.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 3:58 pm || Up

        These are apparently called “feed stations.” Some of these nuts pass up the delicious drink to grab a couple of strokes on the people who briefly indulge.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 4:31 pm || Up

        Brazil!!!

  34. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 7:24 pm

    thank you whoever fixed the sunday matchup

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 7:27 pm

    I liked the shot of chapman and his “dad”

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 7:30 pm || Up

      maybe it was laureano and chapman’s “dad”

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  36. Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 7:42 pm

    I’m going to Las Vegas for the Aviators’ Monday and Tuesday games. This series or part of it would have been a logical companion but when I did the money part I couldn’t justify Anaheim. Seattle is a great in-division road trip, but Anaheim…blah, been there, done that, it’s just not worth an extra several hundred dollars.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 3:34 pm || Up

      It looked like there was a lot of Green and Gold in the stands in San Diego, and the Padres announcers commented several times about that. Not nearly so much in Anaheim, so I guess I’m not the only A’s fan who thinks that about the relative merits of those two stops on the tour.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 7:47 pm

    Seems like a bob fail having kemp in there today. Canha DH, Piscotty in left and lowrie at second.

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  38. andeux andeux Jul 30,2021 7:48 pm

    Oof, yeah, having Kemp against the lefty there was not ideal.

    TINSTAAFK
  39. andeux andeux Jul 30,2021 7:51 pm

    Mark Canha, Esq.

    TINSTAAFK
  40. Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 8:32 pm

    Bassitt with a nice no FKing around performance vs. a crappy team so far. Another couple runs of support wouldn’t hurt.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2021 9:23 pm

    Thank you so much for throwing low curves to Chapman.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2021 9:37 pm

    Useless giants

  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 9:58 pm

    Never in doubt

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  44. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 30,2021 9:59 pm

    Remember when there was a week or so that Glen wouldn’t shut up about Kemp not striking out? Yeah..memories.

    Well done FKers.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2021 10:01 pm

    Excellent game there. I’ll take another 40 or so of those.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2021 10:08 pm || Up

      Have you looked into Flights from Dullas or national to LAX?

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 10:45 am || Up

        :(

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 10:54 am || Up

          Both are more important tomorrow

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:05 am || Up

          doing the math on a flight landing at SNA or LAX from the east coast is…yuck, when did they leave?

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          • andeux andeux Jul 31,2021 11:17 am || Up

            United has a direct flight leaving from IAD at 10:30 Eastern, arriving LAX at 12:38 Pacific. (well, 20 minutes later than that now)

            TINSTAAFK
            • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 11:25 am || Up

              Garcia and…somebody…appreciate the 24-hour stay on their executions.

              One would think Brown; all of the bats they acquired are right-handed though…

              What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
              • andeux andeux Jul 31,2021 11:33 am || Up

                There is a place for a lefty DH (essentially platooning with Harrison, with Lowrie switching between 2B and DH). They will probably prefer Moreland (92 OPS+, but better average and OBP) to Brown (98 OPS+, more power).
                After that there probably aren’t many AB’s left for Brown OR Piscotty. I think you guys are right that they’ll choose to option Brown rather than DFA Piscotty.

                TINSTAAFK
              • andeux andeux Jul 31,2021 11:36 am || Up

                Or

                TINSTAAFK
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:41 am || Up

                  monday and thursday off this week

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 11:42 am || Up

                  Good time for an off day heavy schedule. Then I guess it’s Homer Bailey time.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:46 am || Up

                  If Kaprilian is actually hurt, sure, but I am thinking with the extra inning rules as they are, why not option Burch Yabu and roll the dice. I mean I would still DFA piscotty if I were cold bloded.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:50 am || Up

                  Smith had 5 innings in 3 games this month. Its 4 weeks to september, off days on the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 25th and 30th

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 11:50 am || Up

                  Kaprielian was scheduled tomorrow. Jefferies is scheduled to Aviate tonight so he’s logical unless they want to bullpen it.

                  *I was counting days and forgot Vegas’ off day. Blackburn tonight, Jefferies tomorrow.

                  What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:56 am || Up

                  soothsayer

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 11:52 am || Up

                  Shoot, he was scheduled sunday…

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 9:04 am

    not for nothin

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. andeux andeux Jul 31,2021 9:13 am

    First play of the game vs. S. Korea is a bang-bang play at first on a slow roller to Nick Allen, ruled safe.
    Scioscia challenges and loses.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 9:45 am || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  48. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 10:17 am

    A new ballpark on the Strip on the Tropicana property?. Now that would be successful. The answer to the guy’s question about the acreage is: the footprint of the ballpark is a minimum 8.5 (Target Field) to 9 (Fenway Park) acres. The Golden Knights’ arena is right there so presumably parking has been addressed for crowds of up to 20K or so.

    I’d think Bally’s would want a significant ownership stake in the team if that deal were to be made.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 10:29 am || Up

      If Fisher wanted to trade ownership share for a ballpark I would imagine it would be more lucrative, long-term, in Oakland. Unless he got stupid amounts of money like Mark Davis got.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 12:09 pm

    So if Murphy gets hurt early in today’s game and can’t stay in, Bob has to try to drag his feet. “I think the doctor had better attend to this right here on the field right now. There’s WHAT? A crash on the 405? ALL LANES BLOCKED?? CRAP!”

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 12:53 pm || Up

      LAX is 105-5, SNA is 55-5 (or 55-22-57)

      Should be OK

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 1:19 pm || Up

        …to the Santa Monica Freeway to the San Diego Freeway to the Slauson Cutoff. CUTOFF YOUR SLAUSONS.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 1:22 pm || Up

          trick is there are 2 katella off ramps, one for the big A one for cal state fullerton

          (edited)

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2021 3:26 pm || Up

          Til you get to the FORK IN THE ROAD.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2021 3:28 pm || Up

        Was actually considering 405-110-91-5 for a second but someone would get screwed up and miss an exit.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 12:58 pm

    This Angels lineup is appalling. Their fans must be disgusted.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 1:17 pm || Up

      I have zero sympathy for anyone in orange county

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Aug 1,2021 9:54 pm || Up

        not even my niece?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 2:06 pm || Up

      I’ll allow Irvin that one run but only because it was Ohtani who got the RBI.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 1:20 pm

    The names on the helmets with the 70/80s label maker is a great touch.

  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 1:42 pm

    New guys in uniform in the dugout!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 2:47 pm || Up

      Josh Harrison is watching this and thinking, ooh, it was good to be traded to a place where I’m needed this badly.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 1:52 pm

    come on, really? now that we get things set up?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 1:59 pm

    fuck fuxk fuxk

    If they would just score runs when the opportunity showed itself

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 2:15 pm

    kurt gave us a kurt special, too bad about the sun

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  56. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 2:16 pm

    I think we’ve had a discussion about the relative unimportance of Olympic soccer before. Still, FS1 is promoting a USA-Mexico “Concacaf Gold Cup” final tomorrow? That seems a little ballsy to go head-to-head with the Olympics.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 2:23 pm

    six runs please

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 2:28 pm

    Barria’s giant mouth wad is starting to gross me out.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 2:35 pm || Up

      He was looking at his hand while pitching to Andrus, maybe a blister or torn nail, so he might be done.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 2:45 pm || Up

        this game is just as frustrating as the rest.

        need some BABIP luck

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 2:44 pm

    Shooty talks an incredible amount of nonsense. An overwhelming stream of bullshit coming out of his mouth.

    • ptbnl Jul 31,2021 2:46 pm || Up

      Blabby Shootshit

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 1:31 pm || Up

      In the open for today’s game they had a shot of Glen and Shooty. I had the sound muted, of course, but Glen had a look on his face that reminded me of Jane Curtin when she was sitting at the Weekend Update desk while Gilda Radner was doing a commentary.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2021 7:47 pm || Up

        Missing Shooty makes me rather happy to for MLB blackout rules.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 2:50 pm

    giants/astros is not going to be decided anytime soon

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 2:59 pm

    With the production from Irvin and Kaprielian I’m a little surprised that B-R has the A’s only at #10 out of 30 in starting pitchers’ Wins Above Average. The Reds are #1 but they are kind of bad at almost every other position.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 3:06 pm

    Argh

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 3:20 pm

    Fletcher K?!

  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2021 3:42 pm

    OK fellows time to make it past third base.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2021 3:49 pm

    That’s a tough one to swallow.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2021 3:52 pm || Up

      6/28 on balls in play is pretty unlucky.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 4:09 pm || Up

      I said “left-handed Saarloos”, GM said “Dallas Braden”, I don’t know whether Irvin has much more than 4 months in him but if not it has been a hella-good 4 months.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2021 4:26 pm || Up

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  66. andeux andeux Aug 1,2021 9:31 am

    Brown optioned, as expected.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 10:12 am || Up

      “look, david, I am going to pay mitch moreland a little over $700,000 in the next 2 months, you are telling me you want him to not work for it? And Piscott??? I don’t even want to talk about the money i have to pay because you told me it was ‘PR gold.’ Uhg, stop talking to me, I am about to hurl thinking about it”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Aug 1,2021 10:17 am || Up

        And we can’t afford to lose the sponsorship money from those Cheesesteak Shop hometown heroes commercials.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 2:29 pm || Up

          Lou Trivino does a good job in the Shift dot com commercial

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Aug 1,2021 2:31 pm || Up

        Speaking of which, does Piscotty have a role on this team?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 2:33 pm || Up

          The Bobby keilty “stealing my money” role

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 2:39 pm || Up

          He might want to get on the bullpen mound a few times to be ready for position player mop-up. Emergency catcher helps keep a fringe player in the majors as well.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2021 7:51 pm || Up

          great profile for mid inning time filler if we made it all the way.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 10:10 am

    Oh man, I missed Djokovic melting down on court after being a gratuitous dick about Biles. That’s delicious.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 10:21 am || Up

      Perhaps not the GOAT of sports assholes, but almost certainly the current champ.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 10:43 am

    Meet the new guys, hopefully not the same as the old guys:

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 10:59 am

    So, I popped on the BMX freestyle and go me thinking about the runners disqualified for weed and missing tests.

    How did any of these dirtbags or the Sk8ers pass with all the meth and weed they smoke?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 11:19 am || Up

      As unlikely as it seems, they actually stay clean for however long the testing period is. A snowboarder or two gets popped every winter.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  70. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 1:00 pm

    Today’s starting pitchers have combined to throw 53 major league pitches.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 1:31 pm

    Always going to take 3 Ed?

  72. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 1:31 pm

    Good thing this new lineup is built for a slugfest. Otherwise 2-0 would feel insurmountable.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 1:51 pm || Up

      I do have a good feeling about today, but I have a hard time not thinking of this as a commanding 3-0 lead

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Aug 1,2021 2:04 pm || Up

      Good call.

  73. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 1:48 pm

    Maybe stop walking people

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 2:00 pm

    Olson can slugfest!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 2:04 pm

    Gomesing, Gomesing, Gome!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 2:09 pm || Up

      First A’s homer by Gomes since October 2, 2012.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 2:18 pm || Up

        (incidentally that was in a win the night before Hamilton…DROPPED THE BALL! HE DROPPED THE BASE BALL!!)

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • lenscrafters Aug 7,2021 2:51 pm || Up

        Gomes v3 has surpassed Gomes v2 in XBHs and RBIs already.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 7,2021 2:54 pm || Up

          Gomes’s alternate in a manner opposite to Star Trek films. So we really don’t want v4.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • lenscrafters Aug 7,2021 2:58 pm || Up

            Would it count as v4 if we re-sign him this offseason? Cause I wouldn’t mind that.

            • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 7,2021 3:19 pm || Up

              I think that’s the extended cut of Gomes III: The Search For Yan.

              And I’d be OK with it too.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  76. andeux andeux Aug 1,2021 2:05 pm

    New guy!

    TINSTAAFK
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 2:05 pm

    Muito bom

  78. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 2:06 pm

    69 pitches through 3 for detmers is good

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2021 7:52 pm || Up

      Nice Ed, it is NICE….

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  79. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 2:31 pm

    Matt Olson was this kids first big league K, HR and HBP

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  80. lenscrafters Aug 1,2021 2:43 pm

    Really no reason for Jefferies to face Ohtani a third time.

  81. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 2:47 pm

    A pretty good day for the Golden Bears with the solid run at the bronze in Tokyo and a chance for a first big league win in Anaheim.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  82. lenscrafters Aug 1,2021 2:51 pm

    Jonah Heim with two walk off home runs against the Ms yesterday and today.

    • andeux andeux Aug 1,2021 2:53 pm || Up

      1-4 since trading Graveman, including those two blown leads.

      TINSTAAFK
  83. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 3:02 pm

    Good point there that a guy who steals a lot of bases maybe shouldn’t be hitting right in front of Olson.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 3:34 pm || Up

      I like the stealing-lots-of-bases thing though.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  84. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 3:07 pm

    Scioscia will at least get a chance to take some long looks at his AAA and AA pitchers in August and September. Also, the “Rocket City Trash Pandas”?

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 3:20 pm || Up

      you obviously don’t play MLB the show

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  85. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 3:07 pm

    Scoring in 3 different innings? that’s umpossible

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 3:14 pm

    Korach is calling Harrison “J Hey.” That’s Jason Heyward to me.

  87. nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 3:35 pm

    I’m suddenly a lot more excited about taking the kids to their first game since 2019 on Tuesday.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 3:39 pm || Up

      Me and Nurse Upgrade will be there also. Sec. 222, but will relocate if other fans are seated too close. Might even grill a dog or two if I can get out of work early enough.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 3:43 pm || Up

        I’ll be at the Aviators home game that night. Yay for live attendance. I watch all these games on TV but baseball needs the in-person experience a few times a year.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 1,2021 3:46 pm || Up

        Awesome. We’ll be in 127/7 (better Matt Chapman viewing for Owen, who is a total fan) but would love to say hello at some point. We’ll be arriving in two cars, so open question on when we’ll be arriving, but a pre-game is probably not super likely if there’s Bay Bridge traffic these days.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 4:00 pm

    Very good day for new guys.

  89. andeux andeux Aug 1,2021 4:14 pm

    No Tatis for the Padres.

    Also, I’m curious what we do with the rotation now. With all the off days coming up, they don’t need a 5th starter for 13 more days. They could send Jefferies down, and still be able to call him back up by then if Kap isn’t back yet. But they also might want to keep people on turn and give all the other starters a little more rest.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2021 5:50 pm || Up

      I am thinking rest.

      After SD, TX-CLE-TX, then CHW-SF then SEA to NYY for the month.

      My hope is Bos-NYY-TOR-TBR beat each other up so they can’t get ahead.

      I’d set the rotation for the NYY series

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2021 7:45 pm || Up

        That TX-CLE-TX must go better than the last time we were facing them or NYY becomes even more important.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  90. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2021 4:17 pm

    A 1-0 loss is frustrating as hell, but 3 out of 4 on the road against some team that’s playing out the schedule, with only 4 runs allowed over the 4 games, that does check pretty much all the boxes, and salvages a 5-5 road trip.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  91. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2021 4:27 pm

    So far the Marte era is like a Renaissance, plague included.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 8:21 pm

    • lenscrafters Aug 1,2021 8:30 pm || Up

      Burch Smith made 3 appearances in July and has just 2 Ks in 7 IP since sticky stuff enforcement began.

  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2021 8:35 pm

    Gold Cup champs!

  94. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2021 9:34 am

    NFL owners continue to operate on a separate plane of reality.

    According to Tom Precious of the Buffalo News, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has made a $1.5 billion proposal for a new Bills stadium and renovation costs for the arena in which the Buffalo Sabres play hockey. Per the report, the proposal asks for the full cost of the new Bills stadium to be covered by public funds…

    “The team has made no overt threats, sources say, to leave Buffalo if it doesn’t get the full funding request, but it has made clear to government negotiators that there are other cities elsewhere that desire an NFL franchise and would pay handsomely for it.”

    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 2,2021 9:38 am || Up

      Yet the A’s are assholes for wanting some tax credits…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2021 9:54 am || Up

      And if a team will be paying for its own stadium (Bills co-owner Kim Pegula previously has said they can’t afford to do that)…

      wiki:

      According to Bloomberg, Pegula had a net worth over $7 billion as of July 2021.

      TINSTAAFK
  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2021 9:58 am

    I woke up just in time to see the USA blow a one-run lead over Japan in the ninth, fail to score either of the extra-inning runners placed on first and second (yuck), and then lose on a perfectly executed bunt + deep fly ball against Edwin Jackson. Much Scioscia Face was observed.

    Nick Allen 1-4 with an RBI double.

    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2021 10:12 am || Up

      The tournament set-up seems weird.
      AFAICT, the group play only affects seeding in the subsequent double-elimination knockout, and by winning their group, the US ends up having to play one fewer game, but also gets the tougher draw of playing the other group winner (Japan) first, which means the winner of Dominican Republic (1-2 overall) and Israel (1-3, including being mercy ruled in their second loss to S. Korea) will get to play an elimination game with the US (2-1).

      TINSTAAFK
  96. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2021 11:10 am

    whatever they did against fletcher and ohtani, they should keep doing it

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  97. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2021 12:47 pm

    no doubt a win for the A’s, but this reeks of a game 161 dagger crawford box HR

    i think bregman is further away

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  98. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2021 8:16 pm

    Skye Bolt now uses The Outfield’s “Your Love” as his walk up music. On a brighter note he hit a legitimate inside the park home run.

    Homer Bailey is giving up line drives all over the yard. Nothing to see there, tonight at least.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  99. andeux andeux Aug 2,2021 11:17 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  100. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2021 2:14 pm

    what’s with the TBD for pitching today and tomorrow?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2021 2:42 pm || Up

      There is nothing good that can be coming from that. We cant trade, there isnt anyone we would be calling up that would start. Unless Fiers magically healed, built up his pitch count without anyone knowing, and found 5mph…

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Aug 3,2021 2:53 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  101. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2021 5:16 pm

    Just lit my first Coliseum coals of the season and it feels fucking great.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

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